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Old 09-06-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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Sway bar broke--but not at the joint.

Anyone have the sway bar mount break off the frame like this? I presume I can just have someone weld it back on, but how precise does it have to be located? Are there better ways to fix this?

The jeep (04 rocky mountain) is bone stock right now since I can't find much to do in FL, but it was going to get built a bit before I move back to IL--would going to an antirock or similar somehow make life easier right now?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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Sorry I can't help you with your issue, but where in IL are you from? I'm originally from Decatur/Mt. Zion and all my family's still there other than my parents.

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Old 09-06-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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That's cool, I'm guessing this was just a weak weld at the factory after getting a better look at it; just don't know many people here in FL at the moment so I don't know who to take it to/trust. Guess I'll pick up some quick discos too.

I'm originally from Champaign, but I have spent a fair share of my time in Decatur--that's actually where all my two-wheeled vehicles come from, LOL!
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:51 PM   #4
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Yes I have seen this type of break before. It just needs to be welded up. If it broke like the one I saw it will fit into the original place really easily. Just remember that surface preparation is key to getting a good weld. Oh yea and I would discourage you from using a buzz box welder as that piece is attached to some pretty heavy duty steel. Have someone with a stick welder weld it back on.
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